Private Water Supplies
A private water supply is any water supply that is not provided by a water company, for example South East Water. The source of the supply could be a well, spring, stream, river, lake, borehole, or pond and can serve more than one property.
Private Distribution System
A private distribution system occurs when mains water is supplied to a site or property which is then distributed to other buildings not owned by that company, organisation or person. The occupants/residents would then pay the landlord directly for the water instead of the water company, for example South East Water.
We are currently putting together a list of all the private water supplies and distribution systems in the area.
To ensure this water and supply system is suitable for use and meets the standards set by the Private Water Supplies Regulations 2009, we have a duty to register, carry out risk assessments and take samples of supplies. There is charge for this service.
| Activity|| Fee (per hour)|| Maximum Fee|| What the Fee Covers|
| Risk Assessment|
The time spent on site and completion of the risk assessment
A visit in the event of a test failure
| Sample analysis|
Cost for the lab to analyse the samples
If your home or business is served by a private water supply or a private distribution system you can contact us to see if it is registered or for advice, using our contact us form or by calling 01622 602202.
If you are concerned about your private water supply or distribution system and would like advice or to arrange a visit to your property or business, contact the Drinking Water Inspectorate or you can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mains Water Supplies
Most properties in Maidstone get their water from South East Water. If you're concerned about your supply contact South East Water or Ofwat.